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By Citrus Heights resident Lynn Avery–
[RE: City takes next step towards development of vacant property at Sylvan Corners; Dec. 22nd] Many ideas have been bandied about regarding the “new”use of the Sunrise Mall and (now) the Sylvan Corners properties. I, and others,have regularly proposed a “moderate cost”motel/hotel on part of the Sunrise Mall site.
We need a place for our visiting guests to stay, plus it is perfectly positioned for food, entertainment, gas stations and MANY ancillary retail businesses. Additionally, Urgent Medical Care is readily available.
There seems to have been less than a lukewarm response. WHY?
Again, I, and many others do not understand this reluctance by the City Council and other city agencies to support a hotel/motel project? There has never been a statement about this issue from the council.
I would suggest a novel idea: support the internal needs of our city and stop looking at new residential developments that only line the pockets of the winning developer.
After much reading about successes of aging towns , the successful interventions stress the need for incorporating their aging and declining citizens into civic planning. They need to have a say.
Yes, we have our wonderful “neighborhood” groups — however, their agenda is dictated and their needs and suggestions do not reach the “powers that be.”
The infrastructure needs also includes humans. A successful city needs to evaluate generational needs, too.
No need for more outdoor eating at Sylvan Corners
I do not think outdoor eating options are realistic for the former Sylvan Middle School property. Mr. Pickles renovated and now seems closed. That corner is too busy and too noisy for enjoying outdoor eating, and much of the year is either too hot or too cold. Several restaurants have opened and closed in the shopping area across the street in the area of Starbucks. I do not have a suggestion for a realistic use, but outdoor eating seems unfriendly from my perspective.
–Jean Schafer, Citrus Heights
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